Thursday, 7 August 2014

Monsoon ...

Rain - Lots of it too ...

My friend Panos said last night, 'I have to get home its going to rain'
I said 'Well that's a pretty good forecast as its raining already'
He replied, Yes but I think we are going to get a lot of it' ...

We had lightning illuminating the skyline, and raindrops had been falling intermittently as the weather closed in. The raindrops turned to a steady stream, and then to a downpour, that has continued throughout the night, and into the morning.

A downpour that hammered on the roof, and the graphic from Nikos Paschalis, at the Skiathos Weather station explains my early morning alarm call ...



The rain accompanied at times by a booming crash of thunder, during the twilight hours.Its like a September storm but here a month early.

However 'normal weather' (for August) should resume tomorrow, once the storm front has cleared through ...

13:00hrs A lunchtime torrential downpour, lashing this part of the island. Roads awash, not seen a downpour like it for quite some time - tropical rain ...

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